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Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film by Paula Landry

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Chapter Three

Organizing Resources: The Schedule

QUESTION: What are the Chances Your Team Will Exactly Follow Your First Version of a Schedule Down to the Minute?

ANSWER: Two chances: slim and none. But that’s okay; it serves as an essential starting point. A preliminary schedule will shift – sometimes a little, sometimes a lot.

Audiences attribute creativity in a movie to the Director, Writer and actors, but significant imagination goes into designing a schedule as well. The effort will be appreciated by the Producer (happy to utilize resources in a cost-efficient way), and the entire cast and crew (for creating a well-managed environment).

Scheduling is the GPS to acquiring all of the footage a Director and Editor need to make a film. This ...

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